Nov 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
. after 20 hours of negotiations in egypt, secretary of state hillary clinton called the cease-fire the first step in a long process. >> now we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security, dignity and legitimate aspirations of palestinians and israelis alike. >> reporter: hamas leader responded. after 24 hours, meeting tomorrow at 9 p.m. local cairo time, we'll begin to explore how to carry out the demands of the palestinian people, so that, god willing, the killing and aggression over gaza ends. >> if the missiles stop, it will be over, we hope. >> reporter: he remains cautiously optimistic about how long the cease-fire will actually last. hamas still has rockets and missiles. >> if they still have them, they might choose to use them. >> reporter: just this year, the u.s. has given over $3 billion to them. >> america is investing and maintaining the peace in the region and also the american interests in the region. >> reporter: now, the u.s. has given money, albeit much less, about $200 million to the palestinians, but
Nov 23, 2012 1:35am PST
. with egypt as mediator, both sides are trying to negotiate a more permanent agreement. israel wants to end weapons smuggling at the gaza. hamas wants to end a five-year border blockade. >>> thanksgiving warning turned into a nightmare for hundreds of people caught up in a major pileup in texas. more than 140 cars and trucks lay twisted and broken. the huge crash happened as holiday travelers tried to navigate through dense fog. drivers could do little to get out of the way. >> i just grabbed my kids, pulled them out of the car and ran. that's all i could do. >> at least two people died and more than 80 were hurt, several critically. and rescue crews credit many drivers for helping each others while first responders were overwhelmed. >>> police in berkeley are hoping you can help smoke out a cigarette thief. he's suspected of burglarizing businesses in neighboring cities also. investigators say he smashes windows to get inside, gets what he's after, then leaves in a big hurry. >>> other bay area headlines. parts of ocean beach in san francisco remain closed as crews clean up a sewage spill.